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'Look Daddy! A pink and yellow one!'

DEFINITION: n. The colorful array of plastic bags and other debris which blossom on the trees, thanks winter's whistling winds -- and a few careless neighbors. v. To watch your garbage caress the landscape, as it blows in the wind.

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Arbbish

Created by: ChickenWhistle

Pronunciation: ARR-bish

Sentence: "Oh, look at that delightful arbbish fluttering whimsically in Trevor's apple tree!"

Etymology: 'arb'- from 'arbre', the French for tree. 'bish' from 'rubbish', meaning garbage or worthless.

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Polyvinylflora

mrskellyscl

Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: polly-vi-nal-flora

Sentence: In the spring, the landscape and trees are dotted with the colorful, shiny sprouts of polyvinylflora. The government, however, is considering banning the use of PVF (polyvinylflora) as seasonal decorations.

Etymology: 1. poly: poly(mer)--a chemical compound found in plastic 2. vine: a plant having a long, slender stem that anchors itself by wrapping around a support, such as a branch 3:vinyl: a tough, shiny plastic 4. flora:plants considered as a group

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Good one, mrsk - Nosila, 2009-04-02: 21:55:00

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Poxobagletoids

metrohumanx

Created by: metrohumanx

Pronunciation: POX-o-BAG-let-oidz

Sentence: Winter’s death gives pause to wonder… Ecocharlatans all blunder- Our packaging we shed with haste… Inflictions on the human race... Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam upon the street… Festooned with airborne hemorrhoids- Our trees clutch POXOBAGLETOIDS !! As snow turns black with car exhaust… Our calloused souls grow thick with frost.

Etymology: POX+O+BAGLET+OIDS=POXOBAGLETOIDS.....POX:a disastrous evil; alteration of pocks, plural of pock [1530].....O: pseudomodernistic contraction meaning "OF", used frequently in commercial monikers such as "tons O fun" etc..... BAGLET: a diminutive version of a "BAG",something resembling a bag, usu. flexible container that may be closed for holding, storing, or carrying something, often made of paper, plastic or cloth; Middle English bagge, from Old Norse baggi Date: 13th century.....-OID: resembling, having the form or appearance of, something resembling a (specified) object or having a (specified) quality ; Noun suffix similar to "hemorrhoids", a 21st century affiction which often replaces "gout" as the complaint of the well-to-do...Latin -oïdes, from Greek -oeidēs, from -o- + eidos appearance, form :) -

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Astute thoughts, verse, etymology, the whole verbotomy. Outstanding! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 02:11:00

metrohumanx I may be schizophrenic, but at least we have each other. We thank you. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:15:00

metrohumanx Please don't confuse POXOBAGLETOIDS with poxobageltoids...a completely different animule. - metrohumanx, 2009-04-02: 02:33:00

Or the deposits on the streets of those poxobeagletoids... - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 05:56:00

YOU are amazing! :) "Urban tumbleweeds compete- With styrofoam" - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 05:23:00

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Timbertrash

Created by: remistram

Pronunciation: tim-bur-trash

Sentence: After the long weekend party, the trailor trash left all kinds of timbertrash.

Etymology: timber (as in trees, wood) + trash (as in garbage)

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Styroflowers

Created by: mweinmann

Pronunciation: sti + roh + flah + wurs

Sentence: I wakened to the sights and sounds of Spring this morning, with the many colorful birds singing their April melodies. The dew was fresh on the lawn and there was a breeze bringing warm, sweet air with it. I next heard the rustle of the trashtrees with their little baggie buds waving on the ends of their branches; accompanied by large white styroflowers which had bloomed everywhere. Ahhh, this would truly be a sight to remember....styrospring at its best.

Etymology: Styrofoam (light resilient foam of polystyrene)and Flowers

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Litterature

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lit ter a chur

Sentence: The wayward plastic blooms clinging to the bare trees were a form of visual litterature for Kathy. She found the essay in messy,the use in refuse, the rash in trash and the bag in garbage. Waste not, want not became her battle cry. She would use the pen in aspen to describe her strew love...

Etymology: Litter (garbage,refuse) & Literature (creative writing of recognized artistic value;a picture painted with words)

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Pigmentstyinthesky

Created by: kateinkorea

Pronunciation: PIG ment STY in the SKY

Sentence: My father was an avid bird watcher and an environmentalist. In spite of that he believed in science and technology and that they could make all our dreams come true; and we could have the best of everything that new discoveries and inventions could give us as well as preservation of the environment. As I look now up into the trees filled with garbage, far above a landscape decorated with the brightly coloured advertisement slogans of days gone by, they remind me of the vast array of bright coloured birds I once stood watching in awe. Now those bright colours make me think that my father’s pie in the sky dreams have become pigmentstyinthesky.

Etymology: PIE IN THE SKY + PIGMENT + PIGSTY: PIE IN THE SKY:a phrase that means a fanciful notion or ludicrous concept PIGMENT:Particles that are made of various natural and synthetic substances used to add color to solutions such as ink or paint PIGSTY: Slang A dirty or very untidy place

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Interesting simile! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 10:11:00

nice - Jabberwocky, 2009-04-02: 18:22:00

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Artdecomposing

Created by: Jabberwocky

Pronunciation: art/dee/calm/pose/ing

Sentence: There is a new avant-garbage exhibition in our neighbourhood called artdecomposing. Complementary face masks are being distributed.

Etymology: art deco + decomposing

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Appreciating the elegance of this one... - readerwriter, 2009-04-02: 06:26:00

Double witticisms with a French Fullair! Reek Chic! - silveryaspen, 2009-04-02: 09:51:00

Jabberwocky~ What a great mind you have :)"neighbourhood" - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:40:00

The posting cut OFF!!! where I had also said, I am part French... - abrakadeborah, 2009-04-03: 04:42:00

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Jetsamstream

artr

Created by: artr

Pronunciation: jetsəmstrēm

Sentence: Roy was amazed at the array of polytinsel that had been deposited overnight by the jetsamstream. He recognized the logos of some of his favorite shops and brands. It was almost like a birdwatching session as he tried to identify each colorful ornament. If only they could stay this fresh and colorful but time and exposure to sunlight would soon alter his almost-decorative trees and bushes to debritrees and trashrubs.

Etymology: jetsam (unwanted material or goods that have been thrown overboard from a ship and washed ashore) + jetstream (a narrow, variable band of very strong, predominantly westerly air currents encircling the globe several miles above the earth)

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Litternity

Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: lit ter nit tee

Sentence: The runaway plastic bags caught in the Smith's now-bare maple tree were a display in multi-colors. More and more of them wedged in the branches each day. Once caught there, they never seemed to leave. The bright colors were on display for all litternity. Who knew when they were invented, that plastic bags would be used to decorate the landscape after they had carried home the groceries?

Etymology: Litter (rubbish;garbage;trash) & Eternity (time without end;a seemingly endless time interval)

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Comments:

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-02: 00:01:01
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James

silveryaspen - 2009-04-02: 01:53:00
Moving defintion and cartoon, Metrohumanx and James. They inspired me to say something I never thought I would: I prefer the blustering spring snows and ice on the two maples in my yard.

metrohumanx metrohumanx - 2009-04-02: 02:01:00
Who couldn't love the charming effect of a polypropylene tree ornament? -perhaps tatooed carny babes?

abrakadeborah - 2009-04-03: 04:34:00
Great definition Metrohumanx :) & Cartoon James :) I LIKE IT!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2009-04-03: 09:52:00
Thank you! I have always loved watching garbage blowing in the wind. ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-10-15: 00:04:00
Today's definition was suggested by metrohumanx. Thank you metrohumanx. ~ James